Conwell has broken leg

Updated: November 17, 2003, 11:29 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints tight end Ernie Conwell was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday after breaking his lower right fibula and tearing a ligament in his ankle against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday.

"It's probably an eight-week injury," coach Jim Haslett said.

Haslett wasn't sure if Conwell would be placed on injured reserve.

"We will make that determination later," Haslett said. "We will see what the best avenue for us is. We'll see whether or not we bring someone up, sign someone, or just leave him on the inactive list."

Guard Kendyl Jacox had surgery on Monday. Jacox had arthroscopic surgery to clean out his right knee. A bone spur broke off in the knee, Haslett said.

"He'll be all right, but he'll probably be out two to three weeks," Haslett said.

Quarterback Aaron Brooks has a knee strain and is day-to-day, Haslett said. Guard LeCharles Bentley has a hyperextended knee, linebacker Darrin Smith with a groin pull, receiver Donte' Stallworth with a twisted ankle, and Willie Whitehead with a ligament strain in his knee are all day-to-day, Haslett said.

Cornerback Dale Carter, who missed Sunday's game, is still bothered by a quad strain. Receiver Joe Horn, who played sparingly against Atlanta, is still bothered by a bone bruise on his knee.

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